‘Moana’: Colorful Characters Revealed in New Images from Disney’s Animated Epic

     July 25, 2016


After Disney shared some artful looks at the upcoming animated adventure Moana at this past weekend’s Comic-Con, and now we’re privy to new looks at the film’s supporting cast. We previously knew that newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho will be voicing the title character alongside Dwayne Johnson as the demigod Maui, but now we have a fantastic look at the new characters they’ll meet on their journey. Plus, we know who’ll be voicing these colorful characters who are sure to delight audiences when the film opens November 23rd in the States and Canada before its international rollout.

Joining the cast of Ron Clements and John Musker’s story of “the life-changing journey of a tenacious 16-year-old who teams up with the mighty demigod Maui to fulfill an ancient quest” will be Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, and Temuera Morrison.

Check out new Moana character images and descriptions accompanied by their voice actor pairings below:


Image via Walt Disney Animation Studios

Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) provides the voice of TAMATOA, a self-absorbed, 50-foot crab who lives in Lalotai, the realm of monsters. The conceited crustacean wants to be more than a “bottom feeder” and overcompensates for this perceived shortcoming by covering himself in all things shiny.


Image via Walt Disney Animation Studios

Rachel House (Whale Rider, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) lends her voice to GRAMMA TALA, Moana’s confidante and best friend, who shares her granddaughter’s special connection to the ocean. Although her son Tui, the chief of Motunui, is a no-nonsense leader, Gramma Tala most definitely dances to the beat of her own drum.


Image via Walt Disney Animation Studios

Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones) voices Moana’s father, CHIEF TUI, the gregarious and well-respected leader of the people of Motunui Island. Chief Tui wants Moana to follow in his footsteps as leader of their people, but fears his daughter’s draw to the ocean and the world that lies beyond their reef.


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